Receptions

The bigger the better! 12 Venues for your 500+ guest list

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Your perfect day is supposed to be shared with your loved ones and there’s nothing worse than having to ‘make the cut’ to your guest list. Luckily, with these spectacular Queensland venues (each hosting 500+) you won’t have to!

Romantic grace is exactly what this stunning venue is all about. You can forget the stress of the planning and enjoy your dream day, as The Greek Club will welcome you like family and caters for wedding parties from 20 to 1000. Say ‘I do’ with the city skyline and serene Brisbane parklands as your backdrop and then enjoy the unique style, convenience and exceptional service of this spacious locale. Their magnificent Grand Ballroom is a must see, featuring a parquetry dance floor and panoramic views of the city lights and seating up to 650 banquet style.

RELATED: One Queensland couple reveal why they had their reception at The Greek Club – and why they loved it! 

Heritage-listed Jimbour House offers the utmost in elegance and charm for your special day. Featuring exquisite gardens and manicured lawns, a marquee, a Chapel, an aero hangar (great for photos!) and of course the majestic Jimbour homestead itself, this spectacular venue has seven unique spaces to choose from. Your Jimbour wedding comes complete with a wedding planner, stylist, high quality menus, accommodation and transport options for up to 600 guests. Magical.

At Moda Events Portside, extensive guest lists of up to 750 are not the only thing they can cater for – staff can tailor their intimate boutique restaurant-style setting to suit your every requirement for a truly romantic day. With this personalised experience and the delicious dining Moda is famous for, they truly showcase what a blissful wedding day should involve. Enjoy private moments with your new hubby on their waterfront balcony before you get back to the party in their beautiful modern function room. Cake cutting fireworks are also available to really put the spark in your celebration!

RELATED: Carolina and Leo’s elegant reception at Moda Events Portside is truly stunning. 

One of Queensland’s most significant heritage and cultural icons, Brisbane City Hall (circa 1930) is perfect for an elegant wedding with more than a touch of grandeur. And with a choice of 10 function rooms catering for up to 1600 lucky guests, you won’t have to leave anyone off the list! Bask in the luxury of the venue, with its grand marble staircases, vaulted ceilings, sparkling chandeliers and mosaic tiled floors… swoon! Then prepare to be wowed all over again by the delicious seasonal cuisine and renowned service offered by EPICURE. Unforgettable.

RELATED: Luxurious styled shoot at Brisbane City Hall

Julie Collins Photography

Julie Collins Photography

The one-stop wedding venue! In the heart of the Gold Coast is where you’ll find RACV Royal Pines Resort. The venue has something a little special to offer, including a charming on-site chapel and room for a 1000-strong guest list! With 331 luxurious rooms, a large golf course, fitness centre, 5 (yes, 5!) tennis courts, resort style pool, spa, hair salon and 8 different restaurants and bars and close proximity to all the Gold Coast has to offer, RACV has it covered.

RELATED: One Queensland couple reveal why they had their reception at RACV Royal Pines Resort – and why they loved it! 

Kwintowski Photography

Kwintowski Photography

The oh-so stunning Victoria Park is perfect for weddings of all sizes and styles, with six spaces available featuring private bars and terraces with spectacular views over the golf course and through to the city skyline beyond. With first-class catering by their award-winning chef and a team of truly dedicated wedding planners on hand to help, you will be left wishing that weddings weren’t just a onetime affair! Victoria Park can help you tailor your day to perfectly suit you, your partner and up to 1000 of your nearest and dearest.

RELATED: One Queensland couple reveal why they had their reception at Victoria Park – and why they loved it! 

Sproxton Photography

Sproxton Photography

Memorable, fun and unique are three words that come to mind when we think of a theme park wedding! At Aussie World, they can make your big day truly amazing. Your ceremony can take place in several spots across Aussie World, with entertainment ranging from thrill rides to dodgems (trust us- this is a whole lot of fun!), to a dj to photo booths. With a flexible reception space, hosting up to 1100 guests cocktail style, an Aussie World wedding is sure to be a real crowd pleaser.

RELATED: Anita and Murray’s carnival themed wedding is so fun!

Lauren Joy Photography

Lauren Joy Photography

‘Magical’ is exactly what describes The Landing at Dockside located on the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point. At The Landing, they understand that every couple has a different vision and with a different budget, they will work with you to find your idea of perfection. Make your grand entrance by boat, enjoy the panoramic views of the Brisbane River from The Harbour Room or watch the beautiful Brisbane night come into play across the river in the River Room. And the best part? You can invite up to 1500 guests to share your riverfront celebration.

RELATED: Kelsie and Matt’s riverside reception at The Landing at Dockside is a dream!

Photo: Oh Shelia

Photo: Oh Shelia

In the heart of West End, the Loft is one of Brisbane’s newest and most unique wedding venues. Combining vintage glamour and a modern vibe, it is the perfect venue for a hip couple looking to have a good time. Catering for up to 500 guests cocktail style, the Loft offers exceptional service in a gorgeous bespoke space. Dedicated wedding professionals will ensure that every detail is perfect, from the mouthwatering cuisine to the wonderful craft beverage selection. A modern favourite.

RELATED: One Queensland couple reveal why they had their reception at The Loft, West End – and why they loved it! 

Kwintowski Photography

Kwintowski Photography

Taking Brisbane weddings to the next level is Rydges Southbank. There are two stunning venue choices to swoon over. The Level 12 Rooftop offers panoramic views of Brisbane city, complete with two beautiful outdoor terraces for that perfect bride and groom shot while the Podium is a stately room featuring elegant chandeliers and high ceilings to create a luxurious large space for up to 600 guests. With event planners on hand to assist you with making your dream become reality, Rydges offers all that you need to plan your big day.

RELATED: One Queensland couple reveal why they had their reception at Rydges Southbank  – and why they loved it!

With menus and styling to suit all tastes and budgets, the Hamilton Hotel offers a decadent wedding experience for up to 700 guests. Choose from two stunning function rooms and an outdoor marquee and then allow their onsite wedding coordinator to provide you with options to make your day unique to your tastes. Perfect for interstate and international guests thanks to its proximity to the Brisbane Airport and CBD, this versatile venue is one for the shortlist.

Against the tranquil backdrop of the stunning Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, you’ll find the Botanical. A highlight of this fantastic venue is the photo opportunities, being only a short drive from the top of Mount Coot-tha and the lush backdrops within the gardens. With three wedding lawns amongst the lush fauna and flora and a timber deck perched on the lake, you’ll enjoy a memorable ceremony before moving on to a formal banquet or cocktail celebration for up to 600 guests. A natural beauty.

– QB x


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